Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

The Clockmaker’s Daughter is another winner for Kate Morton. I’m in awe of her storytelling ability: she expertly weaves together past and present, while holding the book’s secret right until the end. Her latest novel contains all of the elements we’ve come to expect from her: different timelines; a grand, old house; and, of course, … Continue reading Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

I am a big fan of retellings of fairy tales, but don’t expect a straightforward version of The Little Mermaid. Rather than getting a prince to fall in love with her to stay human, this siren has to kill a prince to become a siren again – and that prince wants to kill her too. Blurb: … Continue reading Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The title itself has to be one of my favourites of all time. There’s something about names in a title (Harry Potter, Harold Fry) that appeals to me, and this is especially brilliant for its simplicity and charm. This lulls you into a false sense of security, carried through the early pages of the novel, … Continue reading Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

I had seen the gorgeous cover for The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon everywhere, but I finally picked it up when Liz from Am I Thirty recommended it on my YA books post. And what a brilliant recommendation it was! (Minor spoilers in the form of some excellent quotes.) Every moment in … Continue reading Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Review: Raspberry and White Ginger candle, Skye Candles

I was recently sent a Skye Candle to feature on the blog, which was a lovely offer – thank you! Skye Candles is – funnily enough – based on Skye, and was set up by James Robertson following work at a local soap company, where he discovered he enjoying mixing scents. From the first sale … Continue reading Review: Raspberry and White Ginger candle, Skye Candles

A little gem: Gem Bar, Soho

Recently my friend and I attended the relaunch of Gem Bar in Soho. Just off Beak Street, five minutes from Oxford Circus, it’s perfectly placed for a post-shopping drink. Before the event we were asked our favourite spirit and whether we preferred sweet or sour drinks, so we could have a bespoke cocktail waiting for … Continue reading A little gem: Gem Bar, Soho